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2024 ULTIMATE IRELAND
SMALL GROUP ESCORTED TOUR

12-Day Small Group,
Escorted Tour with Luxury Gold 

June 22 - July 03, 2024 
OR August 24 - September 04, 202
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Vibrant cities, historic landmarks and breathtaking landscapes - all of this and more await you on this amazing guided tour of Ireland. Circling the Emerald Isle, this tour starts and ends in Dublin. 

 

Visit the Cliffs of Moher on the western coast of Ireland which offers a jaw-dropping view of the rugged coastline that plummets 668 feet down into the ocean. Perched on the westernmost tip of Ireland, you'll visit the amazingly green Dingle Peninsula and experience one of Europe's dramatic scenic drives! Enjoy the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with sparkling ocean views and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses. Heading to Northern Ireland, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Giant’s Causeway with its basalt columns formed by volcanic eruptions.

 

Visit some of Ireland’s charming villages along with its lively cities - Dublin, Belfast and Galway.  Stop in Adare, founded in medieval times and known today as one of Ireland’s friendliest and prettiest villages and in Waterford, enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal. You’ll also see artisans at work on your visit to Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill at Avoca. In Northern Ireland, visit Derry, one of Ireland’s best-preserved fortified cities, and Downpatrick, burial place of Ireland’s Patron Saint.

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 ITINERARY 

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Day 1    

WELCOME TO ENERGETIC BELFAST

On arrival, your private chauffeur will be waiting to take you to your luxury hotel. Visit The Observatory Bar and take in glittering views of the city stretching into the distance, before savoring an a la carte dinner of Northern Irish favorites to celebrate your Ireland luxury tour.

Day 2    

HIGHLIGHTS OF BELFAST

Join a Local Guide for a vivid picture of the past at the world-class Titanic Museum, before customizing your time in Belfast.

 

Step out with  a local expert and explore the City Hall, prestigious Queen's University and Parliament Building at Stormont or meet a local artist to discover Belfast’s progressive street art.

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Day 3

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY AND LONDONBERRY

Experience Northern Ireland's most spectacular geological wonder, the UNESCO Listed Giant's Causeway on a private tour with a Local Ranger. On arrival in Londonderry, Local Guide Ronan, one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, will captivate you with his deep knowledge of history and politics.

Day 4    

STRANGFORD LOUGH AND VIBRANT DUBLIN

Sweet aromas and a slow food ethos await at Tracey's Farmhouse. Explore the organic farm and learn how to make traditional Irish soda bread before enjoying a farm-to-table lunch. Continue to Dublin for a tour of the city's key sights including a tasting experience at the Guinness Storehouse or create your own cocktail at Pearse Lyons Distillery.

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Day 5    

A TRULY IRISH EXPERIENCE

Indulge in the best of Dublin, tour the capital city with a Local Expert to see O'Connell Street, the Custom House and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Bibliophiles will swoon over your walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College to view the 9th century Book of Kells. As light pours through the towering stacks, feel yourself transported to the 18th century. Then head to the Little Museum of Dublin for an after-hours visit with its founder, author Trevor White and chat over a glass of bubbles.

Day 6

GLENDALOUGH TO KILKENNY

Your first stop is Glendalough where you’ll explore this "the glen of two lakes" with a Local Expert. Admire the crumbling stone ruins of the monastic city set against striking cliffs and lush forests. In the “Marble City” of Kilkenny, take a stroll on the Medieval Mile linking Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral. Surrounded by ancient walls, capture the 12th century castle, colorful houses and impressive Graces courthouse with your camera before heading to your own historic residence for the night. Enjoy its plush rooms and decadent spa set within sprawling acres of lakes, gardens and woodlands.

Day 7    

BANTER IN BLARNEY

Embrace classic Ireland in charming Cashel, a small town famous for its medieval structures. Experience an Irish icon on a visit to Blarney Castle to take part in the legend of kissing the Blarney Stone and never again be at a loss for words. This evening join locals at their home for dinner with entertainment and dancing.

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Day 8    

SCENIC RING OF KERRY

Journey into Killarney National Park where sweeping mountains, epic cliffs, lush lake lands and valleys envelope you in emerald green and blue as you wind along the iconic Ring of Kerry.

 

Explore the town of Kenmare before indulging in a gourmet lunch at the Park Hotel. Travel back in time with a Traditional jaunting car ride, enjoying views of Ireland’s highest Mountain Range, the MacGillycuddy Reeks. 

Day 9    

EXPLORING LIMERICK

Awaken your senses on your scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. As you hug these craggy cliffs, admire the dramatic mountains on one side and windswept sands against black rocks at the edge of the sea.

 

Feeling as though you’re in a postcard in this ruggedly beautiful landscape, make your way to the village of Adare. Discover the charming thatched-roof cottages, castles and abbeys of “Ireland’s prettiest village” before continuing to Limerick. Your Traveling Concierge is eager to show off the best of the city including St. Mary's Cathedral, the oldest and most significant building in Limerick, and the city's famous Limerick’s Treaty Stone where the noteworthy Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691.

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Day 10    

REGAL COUNTY MAYO

Breathtaking views beckon as you travel through Country Clare to the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher to stand at the windswept pinnacle of O’brien’s Tower gazing out to the Aran Islands.

 

Invigorated by the Atlantic sea breeze, head to the harbor city of Galway to amble down its bustling streets lined with boutiques and quirky art galleries. Kick off your luxurious stay where you’re treated to a royal welcome as a famous lone piper escorts you over the drawbridge to an idyllic, 350-acre estate.

 

This evening, savor Irish specialties at the Castle’s own Cullen's at the Cottage.

Day 11    

MAJESTIC ASHFORD CASTLE

Relish a leisurely morning enjoying the amenities of Ashford Castle. Ireland’s only Forbes five-star hotel and once home to the Guinness family, the 800-yearold castle has been meticulously restored to enhance your luxurious stay. Learn more about the area from locals joining a unique falconry experience at the oldest established falconry school in Ireland. Or, delve into the history of your luxe accommodation on a guided historical tour.

 

Cap off your final, grand day of your Belfast to Shannon luxury tour dining like royalty at the esteemed George V Dining Room. In this room built specially for King George V in 1905, you’ll feel the opulence of the past as you feast on your dinner and the wine flows.

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Day 12    

DEPART SHANNON

Conclude your travels in Ireland with a private transfer to Shannon Airport.

Trip Details

  • Cost starting at $8,550 per person, based on double room occupancy.

  • Inquire with us about promotions that may be offered on this tour

  • Single room supplement:  Ask for details

  • Additional accommodations before or after your tour are available.

  • Roundtrip Airfare and transfers are not included.

  • Limited number of spots are available

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